SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Joining Cutting Mats

Viewed 5594 times
Posted by: PattiAnnJ
photo

 
 
About PattiAnnJ star
Member since: 12/3/06
Reviews: 45 (tips: 18)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 5 people
 
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/11/09 12:42 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 5 people   
If you have a designated surface for cutting and use self-healing/rotary cutting mats, there are low profile clamps/fasteners that you can use to hold the mats together so they do not shift.

However, the clamps/fasteners are not easily found. Maybe they have another name???? I bought mine a couple years ago from an Olfa representative at a sewing expo.

Or, you can put a strip of duct tape under the length of the seam where the two mats meet. This works best if the mats do not have to be removed from the work surface.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments
Login to Add a Comment    
Leda2 said... (11/7/10 10:24 AM) Reply
Someone should make a cutting table with a self healing rotary mat for the top. Ahhh, what luxury that would be!!!! This is a great tip. thank you!!!
ryansmumAria said... (6/12/09 11:54 PM) Reply
wow! what a great idea - it never occured to me to do something like this but it has always bothered me thankyou
Wendy Hahn said... (6/12/09 10:49 AM) Reply
I have also used regular binder clips from the office supply shop to hold cutting mats together.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Class Details

Fit For Art Eureka! Pants that Fit Pattern

Fit For Art Eureka! Pants that Fit Pattern

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 101

Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 101

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.